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Italian Travel - Traveling to Italy - Italian For Travelers
Taking a trip to Italy and want to learn Italian? Whether you're sight-seeing in such world-famous cities as Florence, Rome, and Venice, on a business trip in Milan, or reuniting with family, there are a multitude of ways to improve your Italian before traveling to Italy.

Business Italian: How to Write a Formal Letter
Learn how to format and address formal letters in Italian to use for business, research and to request or provide information.

Italian Festivals - Italian Holidays - Italian Celebrations - Italian Feast Days
Annotated links to Italian festival and holiday content on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Celebrating Italian Christmas Traditions with Children
Learn how to celebrate Italian Christmas traditions with your children, including food, songs and Italian Christmas legends.

Italian Heritage Month Celebrations
October marks the annual celebration of Italian-American heritage and culture. Events range from parades to food, art and language festivals.

Italian Grammar - Learning Italian - Italian Parts Of Speech
Annotated links to Italian language grammar content on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Adverbs - Adverbs in Italian - Avverbi in Italiano
Annotated links to Italian language adverb content on the About.com Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Nouns - Italian Substantives - Nomi Italiani
Annotated links to Italian language noun content on the About.com Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Prepositions - Prepositions in Italian - Preposizioni Italiane
Annotated links to Italian language preposition content on the About.com Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Pronouns - Pronouns in Italian - Pronomi Italiani
Annotated links to Italian language pronoun content on the About.com Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Adjectives - Adjectives in Italian - Aggettivi Italiani
Annotated links to Italian language adjective content on the About.com Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Articles - Articles in Italian - Articoli Italiani
Annotated links to Italian language article content on the About.com Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Conjunctions - Conjunctions in Italian - Congiunzioni Italiane
Annotated links to Italian language conjunction content on the About.com Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Interrogatives - Asking Questions in Italian
Annotated links to Italian language interrogative content on the About.com Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Interjections - Interjections in Italian - Interiezioni Italiane
Annotated links to Italian language interjection and exclamation content on the About.com Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Verbs
Annotated links to Italian language verb content on the About.com Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Verb Conjugations: Vedere
The word vedere is a transitive, irregular Italian verb meaning to see or to look at. Here are the different conjugations of the verb vedere.

Italian Verb Conjugations: Bere
The word bere is a transitive, irregular second-conjugation Italian verb that means

Italian Verb Conjugations: Preferire
The word preferire is a transitive, regular third-conjugation Italian verb meaning to prefer. Here are the different conjugations of the verb preferire.

Italian Verb Conjugations: Sedere
Learn the many different tenses of the Italian verb

Italian Verb Conjugations: Desiderare
These charts show how to conjugate the Italian verb desiderare, which means

Italian Verb Conjugations: Pranzare
This chart explains how to conjugate the Italian verb pranzare, which means

Italian Verb Conjugations: Ridere
This explains how to conjugate the Italian verb ridere, which means to laugh (or to laugh at), to make fun of, or to joke.

Italian Verb Conjugations: Chiedere
The word chiedere is an irregular second conjugation Italian verb that means

Italian Verb Conjugations: Pulire
The word pulire is a transitive, regular third-conjugation Italian verb meaning to clean, or to polish. Here's how to conjugate the verb pulire.

How to Conjugate the Verb "Mangiare" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate and use the Italian verb mangiare, which means to eat, through conjugation tables and examples.

Italian-English Dictionaries - English-Italian Dictionaries
Italian-English dictionaries, English-Italian dictionaries, and bilingual Italian dictionaries. Definitions provided in Italian and English (or Italian and other languages).

Italian Verb Conjugations: Accendere
Learn how to conjugate the Italian verb accendere, which means

Italian Words Beginning with the Letter B
Here's a list of Italian words beginning with the letter B, plus their English translations.

Italian Verb Conjugations: Tornare
The word tornare is an intransitive, regular Italian verb, and it means

Italian Verb Conjugations: Crescere
Learn how to conjugate the Italian verb crescere, which means to grow (up), to increase, to expand, or to raise or rise.

Italian Verb Conjugations: Alzarsi
The word alzarsi is an reflexive, regular first conjugation Italian verb meaning

Italian Verb Conjugations: Aprire
The word aprire is an irregular third-conjugation Italian verb that means

Tables of Regular Italian Verb Endings
Learn the endings for regular verbs in the present, past, imperfect, past remote, and future tenses in Italian

Italian Vocabulary - Italian Terms - Italian Phrases - Italian Words - Italian Glossaries
Annotated links to Italian language vocabulary content on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Vocabulary: Italian Calendar Months
Learn the vocabulary words for each month in Italian along with examples and cultural facts

Italian Verb Conjugations: Svegliarsi
The word svegliarsi is a regular, reflexive Italian verb that means

Italian Verb Conjugations: Viaggiare
The Italian word viaggiare, meaning

Italian Verb Conjugations: Morire
The word morire is an intransitive, irregular third-conjugation Italian verb that means

Italian Verb Conjugations: Nascere
The word nascere is an intransitive, irregular Italian verb meaning

Italian Verb Conjugations: Salire
The word salire is an irregular third-conjugation Italian verb that means .

Italian Vocabulary - Days of the Week
Learn the vocabulary words for each day of the week in Italian along with examples and cultural facts

Italian Food - Italian Wine - Italian Recipes - Italian Cooking
Annotated links to Italian food and wine content on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian American Culture - Italian American Heritage - Traditions of Italian Americans
Italian Americans have a long and varied history in the U.S. and have made many contributions in fields as diverse as the arts and sciences, sports and medicine, and politics and entertainment.

Italian Culture - Italian Traditions - Italian Customs - Italian Festivals - Italian Holidays
Annotated links to Italian culture and heritage content on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Baby Names
Learn the traditions behind how Italian parents name their children and which names for girls and boys are most popular

Italian Verb Conjugations: Correre
The word correre is an irregular second-conjugation Italian verb that means

Italian Verb Conjugations: Vestirsi
The word vestirsi is a regular third-conjugation reflexive Italian verb that means

Italian Verb Conjugations: Mettersi
The word mettersi is a reflexive, irregula second conjugation Italian verb that means to put on, or to sit down. Here are the different conjugations of mettersi.

Italian Verb Conjugations: Farsi
The word farsi is an irregular, second-conjugation reflexive Italian verb that means to become or to acquire. Here's how to conjugate farsi.

Italian Verb Conjugations: Amare
The word amare is one of the best-known in Italian, meaning

Italian Verb Conjugations: Pensare
Pensare is an Italian verb that means

Italian Verb Conjugations: Chiamare
The Italian word chiamare, which means

Italian Verb Conjugations: Seguire
The word seguire is a regular, third-conjugation Italian verb which means to follow, or to continue. Here's how to conjugate the verb seguire.

Italian Verb Conjugations: Lavarsi
In Italian, the word lavarsi, meaning

Italian Verb Conjugations: Vincere
The word vincere is an intransitive, irregular Italian verb that means

Italian Verb Conjugations: Usare
The word usare is a regular first-conjugation Italian verb that means to use or be accustomed to something. Here's how to conjugate usare.

Italian Verb Conjugations: Rispondere
The word rispondere is a transitive, irregular second conjugation Italian verb meaning

Italian Verb Conjugations: Tenere
The word tenere is an irregular second conjugation Italian verb meaning to hold, to keep. Here are the different conjugations of the verb tenere.

Italian Verb Conjugations: Ricevere
The word ricevere is an transitive, regular Italian verb meaning to receive or get; to welcome. Here are the different conjugations of the verb ricevere.

Italian Words Beginning with the Letter Z
Learn these Italian words beginning with the letter Z, from zacchera (meaning: a splash of mud) to zuppo (meaning: soaked).

Italian Verb Conjugations: Indossare (To Wear)
Learn how to conjugate the Italian verb

Italian Verb Conjugations: Scoprire (To Discover)
Learn how to conjugate the Italian verb

Italian Verb Conjugations: Ricordare
Learn to conjugate the Italian verb

Italian Verb Conjugations: Svegliare (To Waken, Rouse)
Learn now to conjugate the Italian verb svegliare, which means

Italian Verb Conjugations: Sciare
Learn how to conjugate all the possible tenses of the Italian verb sciare, which means

Italian Video - Learn Italian With Video Instruction
Annotated links to Italian language video on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Lessons - Italian Courses - Italian Grammar - Italian Internet Activities
Annotated links to Italian language lessons on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Pronounciation: Stress / Accento Tonico
Italian words are stressed on their second-to-last syllables. Learn how to pronounce them.

Italian Language Character Chart
This Italian language character chart will help you type the accented letters used in written Italian.

Italian Verb Conjugations: Godere
Learn how to conjugate the Italian verb godere, which means to be delighted (at or by), to rejoice (at or over), or to have an orgasm.

Sopranospeak: A New Italian-American Dialect?
HBO's The Sopranos brought

Italian Double Negatives: How to Conjugate and Use Them
In Italian, double negatives are common. Learn when and how to use negative expressions and words in sentences and phrases.

Italian Dialects - Italian Regional Languages - Italian Minority Languages
Annotated links to Italian language dialect content on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Piedmontese - Piedmontese Dialect - Lingua Piemontese
Piedmontese is a Romance language spoken in Northwest Italy and the region of Piedmont. Alternate names for Piedmontese include Piemontèis and Piemontese.

Italian Verb Conjugations: Spedire
The word spedire is an transitive, regular Italian verb meaning

Italian Verb Conjugations: Suonare
The word suonare is a regular, transitive Italian verb that means

Italian Verb Conjugations: Cucinare
The word cucinare is a regular, transitive Italian verb that means

Italian Verb Conjugations: Vendere
The word vendere is transitive, regular Italian verb that means

Italian Verb Conjugations: Scendere
Scendere is an irregular second conjugation Italian verb that means

Italian Verb Conjugations: Cadere
The word cadere is an intransitive, irregular Italian verb that means

Italian-Only Dictionaries - Monolingual Italian Dictionaries
Annotated links toItalian language dictionaries on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Learn More About Conjugations for the Italian Verb Restare
The Italian verb restare means to stay, remain; be left (over); or become. Learn more about conjugations for the Italian verb restare,

Learn More About Conjugations for the Italian Verb Aiutare
The Italian verb aiutare means to help, assist; or facilitate. Learn more about conjugations for the Italian verb aiutare.

Learn More About Conjugations for the Italian Verb Preparare
The Italian verb preparare means to prepare, get ready; or coach. Learn more about the conjugations for the Italian verb preparare.

Learn More About Conjugations for the Italian Verb Addormentarsi
The Italian verb addormentarsi means to fall asleep, go to sleep; or take slowly. Learn more about the conjugations for the Italian verb addormentarsi.

Learn Some Conjugations for the Italian Verb Ritornare
The Italian verb ritornare means to return, come/go back; or recur. Learn more about the conjugations for the Italian verb ritornare.

Learn Some Conjugations for the Italian Verb Telefonare
The Italian verb telefonare means to telephone. Learn the conjugations for the Italian verb telefonare.

Learn More About Conjugations for the Italian Verb Cantare
The Italian verb cantare means to sing, chirp, squeal or crow. Learn about the conjugations for the Italian verb cantare.

Italian Proverbs Starting With the Letter A
Here is a list of Italian sayings, proverbs, adages, mottos, epigrams and aphorisms -- that all begin with the letter A.

Learn More About Conjugations for the Italian Verb Ballare
The Italian verb ballare means to dance. Learn more about conjugations for the Italian verb ballare.

Learn More About Conjugations for the Italian Verb Provare
The Italian verb provare means to try; test; prove or demonstrate; or feel or experience. Learn more about the conjugations for the Italian verb provare.

Learn More About Conjugations for the Italian Verb Sedersi
The Italian verb sedersi means to sit (down) or to take a seat​. Learn more about the conjugations for the Italian verb sedersi.

Learn More About Conjugations for the Italian Verb Sposarsi
The Italian verb sposarsi means to get married; go well together; or match. Learn about the conjugations for the Italian verb sposarsi.

Learn More About Conjugations for the Italian Verb Arrabbiarsi
The Italian verb arrabbiarsi means to get angry or fly into a rage. Learn more about conjugations for the Italian verb arrabbiarsi.

Learn More About Italian Verb Conjugations for Spendere
The Italian verb spendere means to spend, use or employ. Learn the conjugations for the Italian verb spendere.

Learn More About the Italian Verb Conjugations for Nuotare
The Italian verb nuotare means to swim. Learn more about the verb conjugations for nuotare.

Childrens Italian Lessons - Kids Italian Learning Material - Italian Home Study
Annotated links to Italian language for children content on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Learn More About Conjugations for the Italian Verb Rompere
The Italian verb rompere means to break, smash, interrupt, break off or burst (into)​. Learn about the conjugations for the Italian verb rompere.

Learn These Italian Baby Names That Start With the Letter P
From Palmira and Paciano to Pupetta and Publio, learn more about Italian baby names for both boys and girls that start with the letter P.

Learn More About the Types of Coffee Served in Italy
Sometimes it seems there are as many kinds of coffee in Italy as there are pastas. Learn more about the types of coffee served in Italy.

Learn More About the Italian Verb Conjugations for Spiegare
The Italian verb spiegare means to explain; spread (out), unfurl; or deploy. Learn more about the conjugations for the Italian verb spiegare.

Learn More About the Italian Verb Conjugations for Lavare
The Italian verb lavare means to wash, to clean or to purify. Learn more about the conjugations for the Italian verb lavare.

Italian Baby Names That Start With the Letter V
From Vala and Valente to Viviana and Vladimiro, there are many Italian baby name for both boys and girls that start with the letter V.

Italian Language Lessons for Bello e Quello
The Italian adjectives bello and quello have shortened forms when they precede the nouns they modify. Try this Italian language lesson to learn more..

Learn More About the Conjugations for the Verb Tradurre
The Italian verb tradurre means to translate, explain or convey. Learn about the conjugations for the Italian verb tradurre.

Learn More About Conjugations for the Italian Verb Iniziare
The Italian verb iniziare means to begin; open; initiate; or introduce (to). Learn more about the conjugations of the Italian verb iniziare.

Practice These Italian Workbook Exercises
Are you studying the Italian language? Here are some exercises to help you practice.

Italian Baby Names That Start With the Letter D
From Dafne and Damiano to Dorotea and Durante, learn some Italian baby names for both boys and girls that start with the letter D.

Learn More About the Italian Verb Conjugations for Guidare
The Italian verb guidare means to lead, guide, drive, manage or run. Learn more about the conjugations for the Italian verb guidare.

Learn More About the Conjugations for the Italian Verb Laurearsi
The Italian verb laurearsi means to graduate, get a degree; or win a sports title. Learn more about the conjugations for the Italian verb laurearsi.

Learn the Conjugations for the Italian Verb Andarsene
The Italian verb andarsene means to go away (or off), to leave, to disappear, or to fade away. Learn more about the conjugations for the Italian verb andarsene.

Learn More About the Conjugations for the Italian Verb Mandare
The Italian verb mandare means to send. Learn more about the conjugations for the Italian verb mandare.

Learn More About the Conjugations for the Italian Verb Truccarsi
The Italian verb truccarsi means to disguise oneself; put makeup on; or wear makeup. Learn more about the conjugations for the Italian verb truccarsi.

Learn More About the Conjugations for the Italian Verb Riposarsi
The Italian verb riposarsi means to take a rest; relax; or sit down again. Learn about the various conjugations for the Italian verb riposarsi.

Learn More About the Conjugations for the Italian Verb Dipingere
The Italian verb dipingere means to paint (the portrait of), depict; or to decorate. Learn about the various conjugations for the Italian verb dipingere.

Learn More About Verb Conjugations for the Italian Verb Prenotare
The Italian verb prenotare means to reserve or book. Learn more about the various conjugations for the Italian verb prenotare.

Learn the Italian Verb Conjugations for Servire
The Italian verb servire means to serve, wait on, be used for, or be of use to. Learn the various conjugations of the verb servire.

Learn More About the Italian Verb Piangere
Piangere in Italian means to cry or weep; to drip; or to lament or to bewail. Learn the various conjugations for the Italian verb piangere.

Italian Vocabulary for the House
Learn specific vocabulary and phrases to talk about houses and apartments in Italian

Understanding the Italian Present Subjunctive Tense
The Italian present subjunctive tense (il congiuntivo) with conjugation charts and grammar notes. Includes workbook exercises on the present subjunctive tense with answer key.

Understanding the Italian Present Conditional Tense
The present conditional tense (condizionale presente) is equal to the English constructions of

Italian Past Perfect Tense - Trapassato Prossimo
In Italian, the compound tense is formed with the imperfetto of the auxiliary verb avere or essere and the past participle of the acting verb.

How to Use the Past Participle in Italian
In the Italian language, the past participle of regular verbs is formed by dropping the infinitive ending and adding the appropriate final ending.

Using the Italian Past Perfect Subjunctive Tense
In Italian, form congiuntivo trapassato, a compound tense, with the congiuntivo imperfetto of the auxiliary verb and the acting verb past participle.

How to Conjugate "Credere" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate and use the Italian verb credere, which means to believe, through conjugation tables and examples

Italian Present Perfect Subjunctive Mood (il congiuntivo passato)
Learn how to use the present perfect subjunctive mood in Italian to express emotions, doubts, and fear in the past

Italian Vocabulary for Fruits and Vegetables
Learn key vocabulary words for shopping and ordering fruits and vegetables in Italy

Italian Gerund - Ing Form in Italian - Gerundio
In Italian, the gerund (il gerundio) is equivalent to the

How to Conjugate the Verb "Smettere" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate and use the Italian verb smettere, which means to stop, through conjugation tables and examples

Understanding the Italian Conditional Perfect Tense
The condizionale passato is formed with the condizionale presente of the auxiliary verb avere or essere and past participle of the acting verb.

Choosing The Auxiliary Verb in Italian - Verbi Ausiliari
In Italian, an auxiliary verb—either avere or essere—is used whenever forming compound tenses. These verbs give meaning to the conjugated verb.

How to Use the Italian Verb Piacere
Learn about the Italian verb piacere (to please, to like). This article Includes grammar lessons and workbook exercises on use of this Italian verb.

How to Conjugate the Verb "Offrire" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate and use the Italian verb offrire, which means to offer, through conjugation tables and examples

Italian Helper Verbs: Potere, Volere, Dovere
Learn Italian modal or helper verbs (verbi modali): Potere, Volere, Dovere, and how to use them in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary.

Understanding Italian Reflexive Pronouns
Learn about Italian reflexive pronouns (pronomi riflessivi), including usage and examples. Includes workbook exercises on Italian reflexive pronouns.

Italian Slang Dictionary and Expressions
Learn common slang words and colloquial expressions in Italian with definitions in English. Entries also identify the Italian word or phase by type.

Learning Italian Verbs and Prepositions
If you've learned how to conjugate Italian verbs, you'll also need to know which simple prepositions follow certain Italian verbs and expressions.

Learn How to Use the Italian Alphabet
If you choose to learn Italian, you'll need to start by learning its alphabet, which contains 21 letters. Italian is spoken by 59 million people

Origins of Italian Last Names
Italian last names typically arose from geographic location, description, patronym or trade. Here's a list of the top 20 Italian last names.

Italian Prepositions - Preposizioni in Italiano
In Italian grammar a preposition (preposizione) is an invariable part of speech that links parts of a sentence or clause, or joins two or more clauses.

How to Count from 1 to 1,000 in Italian
Learn how to count in Italian from one to 1.000. This story includes a discussion of Italian cardinal numbers and links to workbook exercises.

Irregular Past Participles in Italian
Learn which Italian verbs have irregular past participles along with some patterns to more easily memorize them

How to Use the Tiny Word Ne in Italian
Learn how to say of them, of it, or about it using the pronoun particle ne in Italian

How to Conjugate the Verb "Entrare" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate and use the Italian verb entrare, which means to enter, through conjugation tables and examples

The Imperative Mood in Italian
Learn how to give commands, advice and suggestions in the informal and formal using the imperative mood in Italian

How to Conjugate the Verb "Camminare" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate and use the Italian verb camminare, which means to walk, through conjugation tables and examples

8 Connector Words Every Italian Student Should Learn
Add these important conjunctions and adverbs to your Italian vocabulary to sound more fluid and fluent in conversation

5 Interesting Facts About the Medici Coat of Arms
Learn about the potential historical origins behind the Medici's family coat of arms, a symbol you'll often see throughout Tuscany

Top 10 Most Popular Italian Baby Names for Boys
Learn the top 10 names for boys in Italy along with their origins, English equivalents and name days

Top 10 Most Popular Italian Baby Names for Girls
Learn the top 10 names for girls in Italy along with their origins, English equivalents and name days

How to Conjugate the Verb "Imparare" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate and use the Italian verb imparare, which means to learn, through conjugation tables and examples

How to Conjugate the Verb "Studiare" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate and use the Italian verb studiare, which means to study, through conjugation tables and examples

How to Conjugate the Verb "Sentire" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate and use the Italian verb sentire, which means to hear and to feel, through conjugation tables and examples

How to Conjugate the Verb "Arrivare" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate and use the Italian verb arrivare, which means to arrive, through conjugation tables and examples

How to Say “Some” in Italian
Learn how to use partitive articles to express phrases like some or a little bit of in Italian

How to Conjugate the Verb "Lavorare" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate and use the Italian verb lavorare, which means to work, through conjugation tables and examples

How to Conjugate the Verb "Scrivere" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate and use the Italian verb scrivere, which means to write, through conjugation tables and examples

How to Conjugate the Verb "Perdere" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate and use the Italian verb perdere, which means to lose, through conjugation tables and examples

Double Object Pronouns in Italian
Learn how to use double object pronouns, consisting of indirect and direct object pronouns, in Italian through charts and examples

How to Conjugate the Verb "Aspettare" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate and use the Italian verb aspettare, which means to wait, through conjugation tables and examples

Italian Adjectives
Learn how to use adjectives in Italian and make them agree in gender and number

How to Conjugate the Verb "Trovare" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate and use the Italian verb trovare through conjugation tables and examples

Italian Phrases for Your Day Out at the Beach
Learn vocabulary, expressions, and dialogue for spending time at the beach in Italy

How to Conjugate the Verb "Comprare" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate and use the Italian verb comprare through conjugation tables and examples

Italian Subject Pronouns
Learn how to express subject pronouns, words like I, he, and she in Italian

The Colors in Italian
Learn the vocabulary words for the basic, light, dark and mixed colors in Italian

Boccaccio The Decamerone Brigata Boccaccio
Annotated links to Boccaccio and Il Decamerone content on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Dante - The Divine Comedy - La Divina Commedia
Dante Alighieri's three-part epic, La Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy), is one of the great works of world literature and the seminal work of the Italian language.

Italian Literature - Italian Authors - Italian Writers
Annotated links to Italian language literature and Italian writers on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

History of the Italian Language
Learn about the origins and of the Italian language and the authors that influenced its formation.

Plural Nouns in Italian
Learn how to change singular nouns into plural in Italian through examples and charts

Italian Nouns: Gender and Number
Learn how to choose the correct gender and number with nouns in Italian to make the words in sentences agree

How to Conjugate the Verb "Dire" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate and use the Italian verb

Indirect Object Pronouns in Italian
Learn how to use indirect object pronouns in Italian through examples, common verbs, and charts

Direct Object Pronouns in Italian
Learn how to say

How to Conjugate the Verb "Sapere" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate and use the verb

How to Conjugate the Verb "Fare" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate and use the verb

Articulated Prepositions in Italian
Learn how and when to use articulated prepositions in Italian with a chart and examples

How to Conjugate the Verb "Dovere" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate and use the verb

Italian Definite Articles
Learn when and how to use definite articles (l'articolo determinativo), or the word

How to Conjugate the Verb "Stare" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate and use the verb

How to Conjugate the Verb "Potere" in Italian
Learn how to conjugate the verb

The Future Tense in Italian
Learn how to conjugate verbs in the future tense so you can use it in Italian conversation

How to Count in Italian
Learn how to count from 1 to 1 million in Italian

Italian Phrases for Shopping in Italy
Learn essential phrases for shopping for clothes, souvenirs, and food in Italy

How to Conjugate the Verb "Volere" in Italian
Learn how to use the verb

How to Use the Verb "Andare" in Italian
Learn all of the conjugations for the verb

4 Ways to Use the Passive Voice in Italian
Learn how to use the passive voice (la forma passiva) in Italian with examples.

Italian Imperfect Tense - Imperfetto
Learn how to form the imperfect tense (l'imperfetto) in Italian to talk about the past.

Six Reasons to Learn Italian
Here are six reasons to learn Italian -- everything from discovering your heritage to living in Italy

Italian Movies - Italian Cinema - Italian Film - Italian Film Festivals
Annotated links to Italian cinema and film content on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Top Ten Movies Set in Sicily
Here are ten classics films that are either about Sicily, set in Sicily, or about Sicilians.

Italian Sayings Using the Word Mangiare
In Italian, there are a multitude of proverbs and terms that use the verb mangiare (to eat).

Italian Imperfect Subjunctive Tense - Il Congiuntivo Imperfetto
Learn how to use the imperfect subjunctive mood in Italian (il congiuntivo imperfetto).

Italian Preposition Su - La Preposizione Su
The Italian preposition su generally expresses the concept of being above (or on top of) or indicates proximity or approximation.

Italian Reflexive Verbs - I Verbi Riflessivi
Learn how to use reflexive verbs in Italian along with verb chart conjugations and examples.

How to Use Direct Object Pronouns in the Past Tense
Learn how to use direct object pronouns when using the present perfect tense (il passato prossimo)

Two Ways to Say "I Love You" In Italian
Learn the differences between ti voglio bene and ti amo in Italian.

How To Ask Questions In Italian
Learn how to ask interrogative questions (what, where, why, when, how, which) in Itailan.

Unlucky Friday the 17th
Learn why 17, instead of 13, is considered an unlucky number in Italy

Italian Present Perfect Tense - Il Passato Prossimo
Learn how to use the Italian present perfect tense (il passato prossimo) with conjugation charts and grammar notes.

The Future Perfect Tense in Italian
Learn how to use and understand the Italian future perfect tense (il futuro anteriore) with conjugation charts, grammar notes, and examples.

What to Know Before You Buy Italian Language Materials
Bilingual or Italian only? Beginner or advanced? A pocket guide phrase book or a college-level textbook? Here are a few factors to consider before purchasing an Italian textbook, dictionary, CD, or tape. Most important, spend some time every day reading, writing, speaking, and listening to Italian to become accustomed to the target language.

What to Know Before You Register for Language Classes in Italy
Here are a list of factors to consider before you enroll in an Italian language school so you can have the most authentic experience

What Is the Difference Between "Avere" and "Tenere" in Italian?
Learn the differences in between between the verbs

Italian Word of the Day - Quando
Learn how to use the word

Italian Survival Phrases - Farewells
Learn nine ways to say goodbye in everyday conversation in Italian

4 Ways to Use the Verb "Rimanere" in Italian
Learn how to use the verb

How to Use the Preposition "Di" in Italian
Learn the most common 6 ways that Italians use the preposition

Italian Word of the Day: Salute
Learn three ways to use the word

What You Need to Know About Commedia dell'Arte
Learn the history and the major components of

10 Ways to Speak and Understand Rapid-Fire Italian
Learn how to practice understanding and speaking fast Italian

Italian Word of the Day: Nonna
Learn how to use the word

Animal Sounds in Italian
Learn the sounds that animals make in Italian

Italian Proverbs Beginning With "C"
Learn popular Italian proverbs that start with the letter

Italian Audio - Spoken Italian - Narrated Italian CDs - Italian Tapes
Annotated links to Italian language audio content on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

How to Talk About the Parts of the Body in Italian
Learn vocabulary, phrases, and proverbs for body parts in Italian

How to Say "There Is" and "There Are" in Italian
Learn how to use the common phrases

Italian Survival Phrases - Greetings
Learn 11 common phrases for greeting others in social situations in Italian

How to Talk About Your Family in Italian
Learn basic vocabulary and conversational phrases for talking about your family in Italian

Italian Survival Phrases - Dining Out
Here are nine must-know Italian phrases for when you're dining in Italy covering important topics like dietary restrictions, recommendations and wine.

5 Travel Phrases to See the Best Sights in Italy
Learn phrases for making small talk and learning about sights off the beaten path in Italy (without being fluent).

5 Travel Phrases to Experience Authentic Italian Food
Learn these five Italian travel phrases so you can learn about and taste traditional dishes.

Italian Dictionaries - Italian Glossaries - Dizionario Italiano
Annotated index of Italian-language dictionaries including bilingual, Italian-only, cooking, slang, and specialized.

Italian Language Schools - Language Schools in Italy - Learn Italian in Italy
For those serious about learning Italian, studying the language in Italy is the optimal method. Language schools in Italy include total-immersion study, cultural tours, and competency exams.

Italian Language Grammar, Pronunciation, and Verbs
Learn to speak Italian with vocabulary and audio lessons, study tips, and quizzes designed for beginner learners and those mastering the language.

Italian Fashion - Italian Designers
Annotated links to Italian fashion content on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Language Software - Italian CDs - Italian Tapes
Annotated links to Italian language multimedia content on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Podcasts - Podcasts in Italian
Italian podcasts are similar to Italian audio blogs, but with the advantage of being downloadable as an MP3 file that can be listened to at any time offline. Once an Italian podcast is downloaded to an MP3 player, listeners can play the entire file or skip around and listen to those sections that most interest them.

Italian Study Programs - Italian College Courses - Italian Classes
Annotated links to college and university Italian study programs on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Cooking Dictionaries - Italian Food Dictionaries
Annotated links to Italian language cooking dictionary content on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Courses in Italy - Italian Language Schools In Italy
For those serious about learning Italian, studying the language in Italy is the optimal method. Schools in Italy offer homestays, cultural excursions, cooking and language courses, and summer vacation courses.

Italian Linguistics - Italian Phonology - Italian Semantics - Italian Syntax
Annotated links to Italian linguistics content on the About.com Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Online Courses - Italian Interactive Courses
Annotated links to Italian language online course content on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Pen Pals - Italian Penpals - Italian Email Lists
Annotated links to Italian language pen pal content on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Francesco Petrarca - Canzoniere - Italian Love Sonnets - Petrarch
Annotated links to Petrarca and Il Canzoniere content on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Scholarships - Italian Grants - Italian Fellowships Programs - Funding Italian Educational Loans
Annotated links to Italian language scholarship and grant information on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Slang Dictionaries - Italian Curse Words - Italian Dirty Words
Annotated links to slang Italian language dictionary content on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Teacher Resources - Italian Lesson Plans - Italian Course Material
Resources for Italian teachers including course material, Italian lesson plans, and language teaching associations for Italian teachers.

Italian Tests - Italian Quizzes - Italian Exams
Tests and quizzes to challenge your skills and measure your competency in the Italian language. Sharpen that pencil and prove your ability in writing, reading, listening, and speaking the Italian language.

Italian Workbook Exercises - Italian Textbook Activities - Italian Worksheets
Find Italian writing exercises, workbook practice, drills, and lessons for students and didactic material for Italian teachers.

Emiliano-Romagnolo - Emiliano-Romagnolo Dialect - Lingua Emiliano-Romagnola
Emiliano-Romagnolo is a Romance language spoken mostly in the region of Emilia-Romagna. Alternate names include Emilio-Romagnolo, Emilian-Romagnol, Emiliano, Emilian, and Sammarinese.

Italian Artists - Italian Painters - Famous Italian Artists
Italian artists and painters, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, and up to contemporary times, have made substantial contributions to the world's artistic patrimony. Many others have been influenced by the work of Italian artists, painters, and sculptors throughout the centuries.

Italian Sports - Sports in Italy - Sports Played in Italy
Sports play an important part of daily life in Italy. Some of the most popular Italian sports include soccer, cycling, Formula One racing, and basketball.

Neapolitan - Neapolitan Dialect - Lengua Napulitana
Neapolitan (Nnapulitano in Neapolitan and Napoletano in Italian) is a Romance language spoken in the city of Naples (Neapolitan: Napule, Italian: Napoli), Italy and the surrounding areas of the Campania region. There are many dialects of Neapolitan.

Italian Organizations - Italian Associations - Italian Clubs - Italian Institutions
Annotated links to Italian language organizations, clubs, and institutions on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Pronunciation - Italian Phonetics - Italian Alphabet
Annotated links to Italian language pronunciation content on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Sardinian - Sardinian Dialect - Lingua Sarda
Sardinian (Sardu or Saldu in Sardinian and Sardo in Italian) is the main language spoken on the island of Sardinia, Italy. Alternate names include Sard, Sardarese, Logudorese, and Central Sardinian.

Sicilian - Lingua Siciliana - Sicilian Language - Sicilian Dialect - Sicilianu
Sicilian (U Sicilianu in Sicilian and Siciliana in Italian) is a Romance language spoken in Sicily and parts of southern Italy. Alternate names include Calabro-Sicilian, Sicilianu, and Siculu.

Italian Translation - Italian Interpreters - Italian Localization
Annotated links to Italian language translation content on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Venetian - Venetian Dialect - Lingua Veneta
Venetian (Vèneto in Venetian and Veneto in Italian) is a Romance language spoken mostly in the Veneto region of Italy. Alternate names include Venetan, Vèneto, and Veneto.

Italian Games - Italian Puzzles - Italian Crosswords - Italian Card Games
Annotated links to Italian games, puzzles, and jokes content on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Culture - Italian Traditions - Italian Heritage
Language is the culture, and culture is the language. Italian culture, with a rich history in the arts, architecture, music, and food, is an excellent way to increase your Italian vocabulary while learning more about the customs and heritage of Italy.

Italian Music - Italian Opera - Italian Radio - Italian Lyrics - Italian Singers
Annotated links to Italian language music content on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Italian Newspapers - Italian Magazines - News From Italy
Annotated links to online Italian language newspapers and magazines on the Italian Language GuideSite and on the Internet.

Learn Italian - Italian Verbs - Italian Linguistics
Continue learning Italian with in-depth information on verbs and linguistics. Use hand gestures to get your point across. Review parts of speech including nouns, pronouns, adverbs, adjectives, prepositions, articles, interrogatives, and conjunctions.

Learn Italian - Italian Study Tips - Italian Lessons
Start learning Italian with lessons, audio, and quizzes. Practice with workbook exercises and study guides. Plus study tips to maximize your efforts, and a section especially for children.

Italian Vocabulary Related to The Hospital - In Ospedale - Italian Language Audio
Improve your Italian pronunciation and build your Italian vocabulary! The Italian language audio phrasebook features Italian audio files and an English/Italian phrasebook.

Italian Vocabulary Related to The Cafe - Al Caffe - Italian Language Audio
Improve your Italian pronunciation and build your Italian vocabulary! The Italian language audio phrasebook features Italian audio files and an English/Italian phrasebook.

Italian Vocabulary Related to Soups and Appetizers - Le Zuppe e Gli Antipasti - Italian Language Audio
Improve your Italian pronunciation and build your Italian vocabulary! The Italian language audio phrasebook features Italian audio files and an English/Italian phrasebook.

Italian Vocabulary Related to Fish and Shellfish - Il Pesce ed I Crostacei - Italian Language Audio
Improve your Italian pronunciation and build your Italian vocabulary! The Italian language audio phrasebook features Italian audio files and an English/Italian phrasebook.

Italian Baby Names: T
Index of Italian baby names: T

Italian Word of the Day: Uomo
The Italian Word of the Day: Hear a new word every day spoken in Italian by a native speaker and a phrase using the word in an example. Includes translation in English.

Italian Irregular Plurals - Plural Forms of Italian Nouns
Italian irregular plurals and Italian language lessons with instruction in grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary.

Italian Vocabulary Related to The Airplane - In Aereo - Italian Language Audio
Improve your Italian pronunciation and build your Italian vocabulary! The Italian language audio phrasebook features Italian audio files and an English/Italian phrasebook.

Italian Adult Slang: Letter P
Italian adult slang starting with the letter P with translations in English.

Italian Adult Slang: Letter S
Italian adult slang starting with the letter S with translations in English.

Speaking Italian With Your Hands - Italian Hand Gestures
Italians use body language and hand gestures to punctuate an expression and give it a shading that the word or phrase itself lacks. The guide to Italian hand gestures has some of the more common gestures that are recognized in the country.

Italian Word of the Day: Prezzo
The Italian Word of the Day: Hear a new word every day spoken in Italian by a native speaker and a phrase using the word in an example. Includes translation in English.

Italian Word of the Day: Luce
The Italian Word of the Day: Hear a new word every day spoken in Italian by a native speaker and a phrase using the word in an example. Includes translation in English.

Sicilian Phrasebook
Glossary of essential Sicilian terms. Topics include greetings, asking for directions, at the beach, shopping, and weather.

Sicilian Phrasebook
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Sicilian Phrasebook
Glossary of essential Sicilian terms. Topics include greetings, asking for directions, at the beach, shopping, and weather. Page 3.

Sicilian Phrasebook
Glossary of essential Sicilian terms. Topics include greetings, asking for directions, at the beach, shopping, and weather. Page 5.

Sicilian Phrasebook
Glossary of essential Sicilian terms. Topics include greetings, asking for directions, at the beach, shopping, and weather. Page 2.

How To Pronounce Italian Consonants for Beginners
Italian pronunciation might pose some difficulties for the beginner. Yet it is very regular, and once the rules are understood it is easy to pronounce each word correctly. Here are a few basic pronunciation rules and quick, step-by-step instructions on how to pronounce Italian consonants.

How To Pronounce Italian Vowels - Lesson for Beginners
Italian pronunciation might pose some difficulties for the beginner. Yet it is very regular, and once the rules are understood it is easy to pronounce each word correctly. Quick, step-by-step instructions on how to pronounce Italian vowels with the approximate English equivalents.

Italian Calendar of Proverbs - Calendario di Proverbi - Calendar of Italian Proverbs
A calendar of Italian proverbs reads like the Old Farmer's Almanac or a long-range weather forecast. Historically Italy has been largely an agrarian culture, hence the preponderance of sayings and adages about the weather, farming, wine, and food. There are also many religious references, given that the Church has played an integral part in the Italian culture for many centuries.

Italian Calendar of Proverbs - Calendario di Proverbi - Calendar of Italian Proverbs
Italian proverbs, like proverbs from other languages, offer insight into the traditions and culture of those who speak the language. The Italian proverbs listed here were compiled from Italian almanacs and religious calendars and are arranged by calendar date. Page 4.

How To Conjugate Italian Verbs Like a Native
Verbs are essential to communicating in any foreign language, and Italian verbs have a consistent, logical pattern of conjugation. These quick, step-by-step instructions will explain the three Italian verb categories, suggest ways to begin your studies, and teach you how to conjugate verbs like a native.

Sabotaging Progress - Ways Not to Study Italian
There are ways to speak Italian quickly, and there are tips and tricks they don't teach in Italian language school. Conversely, there are methods and approaches that will slow down your progress and only prove frustrating and demotivating. You might have the best intentions, but here are ten sure-fire ways how not to learn Italian (or any foreign language, for that matter).

Bilingual Italian and English Dictionary by Letter
Bilingual Italian-English dictionary organized by letter. Reference thousands of Italian words, each with the English translation.

Learn About Italian Easter Traditions and Customs
Tradition and ritual play a strong role in Italian culture, especially during celebrations such as Easter. No matter what date Easter falls on, there are many ceremonies and culinary customs in Italy that are religiously upheld.

List of Italian Holidays and Festivals All Year
Italian holidays, festivals, and feast days reflect Italian culture, history, and religious practices. Some Italian holidays are similar to those celebrated throughout many other parts of the world, while others are unique to Italy.

How to Speak and Think Italian Like a Native
If you want to learn Italian, forget your native tongue. If you want to achieve competency in Italian, you must think like an Italian - and that means getting rid of the helpers that are really hindrances and standing on your own two (linguistic) feet.

How to Think Like An Italian
If you really want to be fluent in Italian, ditch your native tongue and think and feel like an Italian. Scripted responses may not be the best way to learn this musical language. Page 2.

Italian Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Initials
Understanding Italian abbreviations, acronyms, and initials. Includes a glossary and pronunciation guideline for Italian abbreviations, acronyms, and initials.

Italian Cardinal Numbers One Hundred and Greater
How to count in Italian from one hundred and greater. Includes a discussion of Italian cardinal numbers and links to workbook exercises.

Italian Ordinal Numbers and Numerical Rank
The Italian ordinal numbers correspond to English first, second, third, fourth, and so on. Italian ordinal numbers show the place in a sequence or in a numbered series.

Using Italian Numbers in Dates - How to Express Centuries in Italian
Italian uses different numerical forms to refer to centuries and dates. Here's how to express centuries and days of the month in Italian. Page 2.

Italian Subject Pronouns - Egli Ella Esso Essa
Usually one of the first Italian language lessons that beginners study is Italian subject pronouns (pronomi personali soggetto). Too often, though, there's a whole subset of Italian subject pronouns that's given scant attention, including egli, ella, esso, essa, essi, and esse.

Italian False Friends - False Cognates with English
There are many types of Italian friends, for example: amici del cuore (close friends), amici fraterni (fraternal friends), and amici d'infanzia (childhood friends). There are also amici per la pelle (best friends), amici della buona sorte (fairweather friends), and amici di penna (pen pals). One type of Italian friend to beware of, though, is the falso amico.

How Apostrophes Are Used in Italian
In Italian the apostrophe (l'apostrofo) is generally used to indicate the dropping of the final vowel before the word that follows it.

When to Use Capital Letters in Italian
Many words that are capitalized in English are not capitalized in Italian. These include: the days of the week, the months of the year, proper adjectives, a few proper nouns, and titles such as Mr., Mrs., and Miss.

A Brief History of Baseball in Italy
Baseball begin in Italy during World War II as American G.I.'s brought the game with them, teaching it to local children. The first championship was held in 1948, and today there is a major league, complete with a playoff series in which teams compete for the championship, called the Scudetto.

Italian Baseball Terms
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Italian Book Club Linguality - Parallel Text
Reading Italian literature can be demanding for non-native speakers since frequently referring to a dictionary can become tedious. Fortunately, there's a new way to read recently published Italian fiction and nonfiction almost as effortlessly as reading books in English - the Linguality Italian Book Club.

Italian Syntax - Word Order and Translation
Syntax is the branch of linguistics which focuses on the rules of word order in phrases and sentences. Growing accustomed to the new structure of Italian will broaden your means of expressing yourself, not only in Italian, but in English as well.

Erre Moscia - Dispelling Linguistic Myths and Legends
Speech impediment, snobbish affectation, or dialectal difference? The Italian letter r has a couple of distinct articulations that might make it a shibboleth.

Erre Moscia
Speech impediment, snobbish affectation, or dialectal difference? The Italian letter r has a couple of distinct articulations that might make it a shibboleth. Page 2.

The Italian Phonetic Alphabet - How to Spell
The Italian phonetic alphabet is used to sound out the spelling of a word in Italian. By convention there are certain cities (or alternate terms) that are most commonly used to refer to each letter of the Italian alphabet.

Consonants in Italian - Pronunciation Guide
Italian consonants have a standard pronunciation that usually doesn't vary. The Italian language also has double consonants, which are distinguished by length.

Italian Vowels - Pronunciation Examples
The Italian alphabet has five vowel letters: a, e, i, o, and u.

Information About Sicilian Language for Beginners
Sicilian is the oldest of the Romance languages derived from Latin and is spoken in Sicily and in parts of southern Italy such as Reggio di Calabria and southern Puglia.

Sicilian For Beginners
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Sicilian Proverbs, Sayings, and Expressions
Sicilian proverbs, Sicilian sayings, and Sicilan expressions with translation into English.

Sicilian Proverbs
Gain some Sicilian wisdom with these Sicilian Proverbs, complete with English translations. Page 2.

Sicilian Proverbs - Sicilian Sayings - Sicilian Expressions
Sicilian proverbs, Sicilian sayings, and Sicilan expressions with translation into English. Page 4.

Sicilian Proverbs with English Translations
Live like a Sicilian by following these Sicilian proverbs. Page 5.

Sicilian Proverbs - Sicilian Sayings - Sicilian Expressions
Sicilian proverbs, Sicilian sayings, and Sicilan expressions with translation into English. Page 3.

Italian For Travelers - Common Phrases and Expressions
Taking a trip to Italy and want to learn Italian? Whether you're sight-seeing in such world-famous cities as Florence, Rome, and Venice, on a business trip in Milan, or reuniting with family, there are a multitude of ways to improve your Italian before traveling to Italy.

Italian Verbs Conjugated with Two Pronominal Particles
Italian pronominal verbs (verbi pronominali) are verbs conjugated with two different pronoun particles (particelle pronominali). In the infinitive, these verbs frequently end in -sene or else have other pronoun particles attached. Oftentimes Italian pronominal verbs are used idiomatically.

Italian Verbs For Beginners - Mood and Tenses
Reference guide to Italian verbs that provides an overview of Italian verb moods, tenses, usage, and how to conjugate Italian verbs.

Italian Verbs For Beginners
Reference guide to Italian verbs that provides an overview of Italian verb moods, tenses, usage, and how to conjugate Italian verbs. Page 2.

Third Conjugation -isc Suffix Type Italian Verbs
Most Italian verbs are regular verbs, meaning they are conjugated following a regular pattern. But there is a special group of third conjugation Italian verbs that requires the suffix -isc- to be added to the stem of certain tenses.

How to Use First Conjugation Italian "Are" Verbs
First conjugation Italian verbs with conjugation charts and grammar notes. Includes workbook exercises on first conjugation Italian verbs with answer key.

Irregular First Conjugation "Are" Italian Verbs
Irregular first conjugation Italian verbs with conjugation charts and grammar notes. Learn the conjugations of the only three irregular -are Italian verbs. Includes workbook exercises on irregular first conjugation Italian verbs (-are) with answer key.

Conjugating Irregular Italian "Ere" Verbs
Irregular second conjugation Italian verbs (-ere verbs) with conjugation charts and grammar notes. Includes workbook exercises with answer key.

Examples of Irregular Second Conjugation Italian Verbs - Irregular Italian Ere Verbs Examples - How to Conjugate Irregular Italian Ere Verbs
Examples of irregular second conjugation Italian verbs with conjugation charts and grammar notes. Includes workbook exercises on Irregular second conjugation Italian verbs (-ere verbs) with answer key. Page 2.

List of Irregular Second Conjugation Italian Verbs - List of Irregular Italian Ere Verbs - Irregular Second Conjugation Italian Verbs Listed
List of principal irregular second conjugation Italian verbs. Irregular second conjugation Italian verbs (-ere) listed. Page 3.

Idiomatic Expressions and Idioms - Italian Verb Fare
Learn the conjugations of the Italian verb fare and its use in many idiomatic expressions and proverbs. The Italian verb fare is considered an irregular second conjugation verb.

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How to Use the Italian Verbs "Sapere" and "Conoscere"
The Italian verbs sapere and conoscere both mean

Italian Text Messaging - Italian SMS Abbreviazioni
Italian SMS is a new spelling uses mathematical symbols, homonyms, numbers, and abbreviations to speed up the transfer of digital messages.

Italian Inhabitants - Denominazione Abitanti Italiani
Romans come from Rome. Sardinians come from Sardinia. And Venetians come from Venice. But how do Italians refer to themselves in their native language?

Forming Negative Orders or Commands in Italian
How to form Italian negative commands. Includes workbook exercises on forming negative orders in Italian with answer key.

Understanding Italian Reciprocal Reflexive Verbs
Italian reciprocal reflexive verbs (verbi riflessivi reciproci) with conjugation charts and grammar notes. Includes workbook exercises on Italian reciprocal reflexive verbs with answer key.

Festival of the Italian Republic: Republic Day in Italy
The Festa della Repubblica is celebrated on June 2, and commemorates the institutional referendum of 1946 when, by universal suffrage, Italians voted on what form of government (monarchy or republic) they preferred after World War II and the fall of Fascism.

History of the Symbol of the Italian Republic
The national symbol of Italy was the result of two public design competitions during the late 1940s. The symbol of the Italian Republic is characterized by three elements: a star, a gear wheel, and olive and oak branches.

How to Use Italian Indefinite Articles
In Italian, the indefinite article (articolo indefinito) is placed before the noun to indicate a generic, uncountable noun. In English, indefinite articles correspond to the terms a and an.

How to Use Italian Demonstrative Adjectives
Italian demonstrative adjectives indicate the position of a person or a thing in space, in time or in conversation, relative to the speaker or listener. The main Italian demonstrative adjectives are questo, codesto and quello, which vary in gender and number.

Italian Possessive Adjectives - Aggettivi Possessivi
Italian possessive adjectives modify nouns and indicate the possessor as well as the thing possessed. They agree in gender and number with the noun being referred to.

Soccer Terms in Italian - Vocabulary Practice
In Italy, soccer matches range from the Coppa del Mondo (World Cup) to Serie A, from international friendlies to the friendly pick-up game.

Understanding the Italian Remote Past Tense
The Italian remote past tense (il passato remoto) with conjugation charts and grammar notes.

A Guide to Italian Pronunciation for Beginners
Reference guide to Italian pronunciation with an overview of how to pronounce Italian consonants, vowels, and words. Listen to native Italians pronouncing Italian words and phrases and learn which syllables to stress.

How to Use Formal And Informal Italian Subject Pronouns
As if learning a new language weren't difficult enough, Romance languages such as Italian have separate forms of address in formal versus informal situations. This How-To has quick, step-by-step instructions on how to use the formal and informal subject pronouns tu, voi, lei, and loro.

Italian Idioms and Sayings Using the Verb Fare
If essere is the Swiss army knife of verbs, then fare is the all-in-one, handy-dandy kitchen appliance.

A List of the Most Commonly Used Words in Italian
What are the 100 most commonly used Italian words? It's a frequently asked question, usually under the assumption that learning those words first will enable one to begin conversing more quickly in Italian.

Infinito - Understanding the Italian Infinitive
The infinitives of all regular verbs in Italian end in -are, -ere, or -ire. In English, the infinitive (l'infinito) consists of

How to Use Italian Definite Article Forms
The Italian definite article takes a few different forms depending on the noun it precedes.

Meaning and Origins of Italian Last Names
The origins of Italian surnames vary. Many are derived from the names of people, places, professions, or nicknames, and most originated in the Middle Ages, when the practice largely started. Frequently, the geographical origin of a person can be deduced from his last name, since certain endings are characteristic of certain regions.

Formation of Italian Plural Nouns Ending in -A
The plural of Italian nouns ending in the letter a is formed by changing the ending and is dependent on the gender of the noun.

How to Use Italian Suffixes for Nouns and Adjectives
Suffixes for Italian nouns (including proper names) and adjectives can take on various shades of meaning by adding different suffixes. This How-To will help you expand your vocabulary and creatively describe nouns and adjectives.

How to Type Italian Language Characters
Want to type an accented Italian character such as à, è, é, or ì but don't know how? This simple how-to will show you how to insert accented Italian language characters in documents such as e-mail and online.

How To Talk Like a Soprano Family Member
Want to sound like a member of the Soprano family? Fuhgeddaboutit! With these easy instructions, you could quickly be mistaken for il capo di tutti capi. Bada boom! Bada bing!

Examples of How To Ask For Directions in Italian
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel is around the corner. Or so you thought the sign said. Avoid missing the highlights of Italy with these simple how-to instructions on asking for directions in Italian.

Compound Tenses with the Italian Verb Essere - Understanding the Verb Essere in Compound Tenses - How to Use the Verb Essere in Compound Tenses
The compound tenses are verb tenses, such as the passato prossimo, that consist of two words. When using essere, the past participle always agrees in gender and number with the subject of the verb. Page 2.

How to Use the Italian Verb Essere - Grammar Lesson
Grammar notes on the Italian verb essere. Includes workbook exercises on use of the Italian verb essere with answer key.

100 Ways to Say 'I Love You' in Italian
Here's how to express your love, lust, like, or feigned interest to that certain someone, or how to tell your parents, family members, or friends 'I love you' in Italian.

100 Ways to Say 'I Love You' in Italian
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Yo, Chooch! - Italian Slang Meaning and Origin
If you grew up in an Italian American neighborhood on the East coast of the U.S, you've probably called someone, or worse, been called, a chooch.

Italian Diacritical Accent Marks - Language Lesson
Accent marks are used in Italian to distinguish one letter from another of similar form, to give the letter a particular phonetic value, or to indicate stress.

Italian Audio Phrasebook for Language Practice
Improve your Italian pronunciation and build your vocabulary. The Italian language audio phrasebook features audio files and an English-Italian phrasebook.

Italian Language Lessons - Grammar and Usage
Learn Italian with these free online Italian language lessons. Includes lessons on Italian grammar, lessons on Italian spelling and pronunciation, and lessons on Italian nouns, verbs, adverbs, objects, and other parts of speech.

Italian Language Pronunciation - Listening Practice
Italian word of the day, survival phrases, ABC's, numbers, conversation, and more. Listen to a native Italian speaker and treat your ears to la bella lingua on the About.com Guide to Italian Language.

Italian Language Lessons for Beginners with Audio
Learn the Italian alphabet, review basic Italian grammar lessons, study Italian verbs, build your vocabulary, and practice with workbook exercises. Whether you're new to the Italian language, a former student who wants to review lessons, or a traveler to Italy, there are plenty of resources at the About.com Guide to Italian Language.

Best iPhone Apps for Italian Language Learners
If you're one of the many iPhone owners who have been part of iPhone mania, there's another reason to fare il tifo. You can learn Italian with iPhone apps! Several iPhone apps for Italian language learners include audio phrasebooks and English-Italian dictionaries. A few Italian language newspaper feeds have been optimized for the iPhone platform too (not technically iPhone apps, but nonetheless a great way to use the iPhone as a learning device), and there is even a poem-of-the-day in Italian.

List of the Best Italian to English Dictionaries
Look it up in the dictionary! That's what you've always heard when you wanted to know how to spell a word. Here is a list of recommended Italian language dictionaries including college-level, picture, and slang.

List of Great Italian Language Movies
It's not just Fellini! Here is a list of recommended videos, documentaries, comedies, and travel guides related to the Italian language. Chosen by your Guide for their outstanding quality, the dubbed versions can help you improve your language skills.